SSBCI Privacy Notice and Privacy Act Statement

Privacy Notice: Information from this collection will be shared with the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury). Treasury has published a Privacy and Civil Liberties Impact Assessment that describes what Treasury will do with the information your business provides in this application. It can be found on the Treasury website. If you have any questions about this document, please email [email protected].

Privacy Act Statement for Sole Proprietorships: The Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act) protects certain information that the federal government has about “individuals” (United States citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents). The Privacy Act does not generally apply to businesses, but some federal courts have found that this law applies to sole proprietors (they are deemed “individuals” under the Privacy Act). If you, as the applicant, are a sole proprietor, you may have rights under the Privacy Act.

Authority: Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (SBJA), Title III, 12 U.S.C. § 5701 et seq., as amended by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), section 3301; Executive Order No. 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, 86 Fed. Reg. 7009 (January 25, 2021); and Interim Final Rule, State Small Business Credit Initiative; Demographics-Related Reporting Requirements, 87 Fed. Reg. 13628 (March 10, 2022).

Purpose: Information from this collection will be shared with Treasury. This information will be shared with Treasury so it can conduct oversight to ensure compliance with federal law, including requirements related to nondiscrimination and nondiscriminatory uses of federal funds. Treasury also receives this information (including any demographic information provided) to comply with reporting requirements under the authorities listed above and to advance fairness and opportunity in underserved communities in the allocation of federal resources.

Routine Uses: The information you furnish may be shared in accordance with the routine uses outlined in Treasury .013, Department of the Treasury Civil Rights Complaints and Compliance Review Files; Treasury .015, General Information Technology Access Account Records; and Treasury .017, Correspondence and Contact Information. For example, one routine use under Treasury .013 is to disclose pertinent information to appropriate agencies when Treasury becomes aware of a potential violation of civil or criminal law. Under this routine use, Treasury may disclose demographic information to the appropriate agencies if Treasury becomes aware of a violation of applicable antidiscrimination laws. More information about this and other routine uses can be found in the System of Records Notices (SORNs) listed above, which are posted on Treasury’s website.

Disclosure: Providing this information is voluntary. However, failure to furnish the requested information (except for the demographic information) may result in the denial of your application. Providing demographic information is optional. If you decline to provide this information, it will not adversely affect your application.